On 22-23 June 2022, a study visit took place at the European Youth Centre in Budapest with the participation of government representatives of Brčko District in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The visit aimed at exchanging experiences and practices for setting up a new youth centre in Brčko District in accordance with the Council of Europe quality criteria for residential youth centres, which has been defined as one of the main objectives of Brčko District.
The visit was held in the presence of the Head of Department for Professional and Administrative Affairs, Nedim Hamzabegović; Chief of the Mayor's Cabinet, Amir Softić and Advisor to the Mayor, Tea Ružić. The delegation of government representatives from Brčko District were introduced to the work of the European Youth Centre Budapest from operational perspective, and they were also given a deeper insight into the mission and educational philosophy of the European Youth Centres of the Council of Europe as well as the strategic priories of the youth sector through the presentation of colleagues from the EYC Budapest.
Representatives of Brčko District reinforced their commitment to support young people by providing them with adequate space and a safe environment and to integrate existing standards of the Council of Europe into their work on the local and regional levels. As a next step, a representative of Brčko District will be invited to take part in the European Platform of Youth Centers which will be organized on 20-21 September in Marttinen youth centre, Finland.